Hagan presses for action on student loan rates

Thousands of students in North Carolina could soon pay double the current interest rate on their student loans unless Congress takes action to avert the rate increase scheduled to kick in July 1. The increase would stem from the expiration of legislation passed in 2007 to lower student loan rates. According to the U.S. Department…

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Presentation on new unemployment law scheduled at SCC

Local residents wanting to know more information about how the new North Carolina unemployment law will impact employers should take note of a presentation coming up in Franklin. Mr. Howard Michael with the Division of Employment Security, Raleigh NC will present a Powerpoint presentation outlining the changes in the North Carolina UI Law. The new…

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Latest Makes Over 40 Fatalities on Chattooga

Latest Makes Over 40 Fatalities on Chattooga

Crews are working throughout the day Friday to recover the body of a man believed to have drowned earlier this week while on a commercial rafting trip the Chattooga River. The man, identified as Thomas Patrick Hill of Florida, was reported to have been thrown from his raft and trapped in a rapid. The presumed…

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Historic Cowee School announces celebration and reunion

Historic Cowee School announces celebration and reunion

The Cowee School Project has announced a celebration and reunion will take place at the school on Saturday, August 17. Those who are happy to see this historic site preserved and reused are encouraged to attend—and if you attended or worked at the school from 1943 on, you’re invited to the reunion happening at the…

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Free Medicare workshop planned at Senior Services

Key information that could help you detect Medicare fraud will be presented at a free workshop for Medicare beneficiaries in Franklin. The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program will host the event explaining the new Medicare Summary Notices that recently went into effect. The workshop will explain how to read the new notices, and how to…

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NC Safe Kids: Stay safe and cool this summer

NC Safe Kids: Stay safe and cool this summer

As the weather heats up this summer, local youth will be hitting their favorite places to swim and there are some important things to remember. Kelly Ransdell is the executive director for Safe Kids North Carolina. She says adult supervision whether at the pool or other bodies of water is important for children’s safety. “Constant…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
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